"Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us " -Ephesians 3:20
In looking to God for deliverance of any kind, we are prone to try to discover what material He has on hand to work on in coming to our relief. If we are praying for financial help, we are apt to look over the community to see if we can think of anyone whom the Lord might influence to lend us some money. If there are no apparent probabilities in that direction we find it difficult to believe for hard cash.
If it is employment we need in order to insure the continuance of bread and butter, we make diligent inquiries in the industrial centers. And if we find that the shops, stores, and factories are more than full handed, it is pretty hard work to be hopeful that we are going to get work.
If we are ill and our physician is at a loss to know what next to try in order to alleviate us, it is not at all easy to convince ourselves that we are going speedily to recover.
It is so human to look and crave for something in sight that will help the Lord out. In time of need if we can only find a little something for God to begin on, we seem so much better satisfied. To need a sum of money and not be able to think of a friend, a man, or a monied institution from which it might be obtained, gives a dark background to the scene.
To need work and to find that throngs of others as needy as yourself are also idle, makes the human outlook very dark. To be in bed day after day, feeling no better, but rather worse, doctor's bill increasing, business suffering, and patience giving out, makes a situation in which relief does not seem very probable. The trouble is, there does not appear to be a single human prospect to begin on. The outlook is all liabilities, with no resources to help out.
Now, to God's child what is the real situation? Is there nothing but liabilities? Much every way. Are there no resources? Yea, thousands, millions, billions, trillions! Where are they? Above you, below you, around you. Earth and air are full of wealth untold. Can't you see it? You don't need to see it. Keep your eye on Him.
Just think a moment. It is not at all necessary for you to see any help in sight, nor is it really necessary for God to have any relief on hand. He does not need anything to begin on. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. What did He make them out of? Nothing! Pretty satisfactory earth to be made out of nothing, isn't it? Remember, not a scrap of anything wag used to make it. "He... hangeth the earth upon nothing." (Job 26-.7.)
It hangs alright, doesn't it? Very well, then. The God Who can make an earth, a sun, a moon and stars out of nothing, and keep them hanging on nothing, can supply all your needs, whether He has anything to begin to work with or not. Wonderful! Isn't it?
Trust Him and He will see you through, though He has to make your supply out of nothing.
Fundamental Evangelistic Association
P. 0. Box 6278 - Los Osos, CA 93412